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Re: YouTube is listening to me

Post by stopnswop2 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:46 pm

I definitely don't Google these songs either.

For example, as recently as last night.

"All By Myself" by Eric Carmen was playing on 98.7 The Breeze,
And minutes later the song pops up in my YouTube recommended feed.

I have never looked that song up on YouTube nor listened to it on YouTube. I don't like the song actually


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Calvert DeForest
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Re: YouTube is listening to me

Post by Calvert DeForest » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:49 am

I was listening to Dave Graveline's Into Tomorrow podcast on my phone. He was talking about how Android listeners hate it whenever he says Hey Google. Sure enough the Google app on my phone launched as soon as he said it. Guess he made his point. :razz

Likewise I was watching a YouTube video on my phone about funny Google commands. Every time the phone's mic heard Hey Google from its own speaker the app would interrupt the video and launch itself. The fix is to disable Google voice input, although I'm sure Google retains the ability to access the phone's hardware whether or not voice input is actually enabled (it is their operating system after all).

Modern technology can be very useful, but like anything else it comes at a price. Anyone with a smartphone should assume that the camera and mic could be active at any given time. That's not tin-foil-hat....it's just common sense.


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Re: YouTube is listening to me

Post by FET-500 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:22 am

Calvert DeForest wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:49 am

Modern technology can be very useful, but like anything else it comes at a price. Anyone with a smartphone should assume that the camera and mic could be active at any given time. That's not tin-foil-hat....it's just common sense.

Bwahahaha... and then there is T.A.O. /C.N.O. Tin-foil? Nope, just a governmental agency, set-up by Obama, that hi-jacks shipments and hot-rods devices. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_ ... operations.

They're not supposed to mess with our routers but...

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/12/3 ... _of_light/

...and it's not just your phones. :) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NSA_ANT_c ... OUTH-I.jpg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NSA_ANT_c ... MASTER.jpg



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